If you’re a patient that is due for a wisdom tooth extraction and you’re feeling a bit nervous, I promise you that you are not alone. Some of this fear or uncertainty comes from not knowing exactly what comes with a wisdom tooth extraction. Some patients may wonder whether or not they need medications before the procedure, whether the procedure is going to be painful, or what the healing process is like following the extraction. Let’s take a look at some of these answers and more.
Depending on each and every patient, the sedation process will vary. There are some patients that request or are recommended to be put under general anesthesia during the entire process. Whether or not you are put to sleep, consciously sedated, or without any preoperative medications, you can be sure that dental freezing will be used in order to make sure that you are comfortable and will experience little to no pain.
Following the procedure, you can expect to be sore in the region where the Wisdom Teeth Extractions were taken out for at least two to three days. Most patients can agree that the pain is at its worst until day three, and then it begins to diminish. Swelling and bruising is also very common but will subside after a few days as well. In order to make sure that you have the most comfortable healing process possible, it is extremely recommended that you follow all of your dentist instructions post-operation.
If you have any more questions or concerns regarding Wisdom Teeth extractions, we highly recommend that you give our office in Irving a call. We will work with you in order to give the best service we can and help you feel the least amount of pressure and stress throughout the entire operation process. From all of us here at Professional Dental, feel free to contact us today to get those pesky wisdom teeth out once and for all!